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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

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Cast

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José Iturbi ...
José Iturbi
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Rags Ragland ...
Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Cafe Manager
Henry O'Neill ...
Admiral Hammond
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Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
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Police Captain
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Bertram Kraler
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Admiral's Aide
Sharon McManus ...
Little Girl Dancer
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Radio Cop
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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It's a 21-Gun Musical Salute in Technicolor! See more »


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13 August 1945 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Leven anclas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There are 20 grand pianos featured in the Hollywood Bowl sequence. See more »

Goofs

The little beggar girl looks twice at Susan's picture while Joe is standing in front of the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Admiral Hammond: On behalf of your commanding officer I'm sure I can tell Mr. Jose Iturbi that the officers and crew of ship are grateful to him for coming here, to lead our naval bands in this ceremony.
José Iturbi: Along with every other civilian, it is I who am grateful to you, and to all the men in the United States navy.
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Connections

Referenced in It Ain't Half Hot Mum: Mind My Maharajah (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

We Hate to Leave
(1944) (uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Played off-screen during the opening credits
Sung and Danced by Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra
Orchestrated by Axel Stordahl
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the dancing debut of Jerry Mouse
7 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Famous for the scene where Gene Kelly dances a duet with Jerry Mouse, this zippy musical is also the one where Kathryn Grayson trills 'Jealousy', and Frank Sinatra sings in the arena of a thousand pianos ('I Fall in Love Too Easily'). Grayson is a young mother who wants more than anything else to be in the movies. Her little boy (Dean Stockwell, who would turn up much later in TV's Quantum Leap) wants to join the US forces, and so he meets sailors Kelly and Sinatra heading out for a bit of leave. There are some echoes of 'On the Town' in this movie, but not enough to spoil the mix.


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